A swan rescued by RSPCA Cymru – having been found exhausted outside a Morfa shopping centre – has now been returned safely to the wild.

The bird shocked Christmas shoppers at the Morfa Bay precinct on Thursday 1 December, with a sizeable crowd gathering to watch as the exhausted bird sat struggling outside shops.

She was rescued by the RSPCA, who provided overnight care. The swan was them transferred to a specialist wildlife facility for support, before being returned to … Continue reading…

A cygnet who had got in a bit of a flap on top of a cinema in Tamworth had to be rescued by the RSPCA.

Staff at Odeon cinema, in Bolebridge Street, called the RSPCA after spotting the swan on top of the 50ft-high roof.

Animal Collection Officer Cara Gibbon, who attended the incident last Wednesday (30 November), said: “The young swan had managed to get himself up there but he didn’t seem to want to move – he was … Continue reading…

The dangers fishing litter pose to wildlife has been highlighted in Conwy, after RSPCA Cymru rescued an exhausted gull who had a hook through its beak.

Found on the shore of Conwy town on Sunday 20 November, the young black backed gull was also struggling with fishing line wrapped around its body, preventing the bird from flying.

Rescued in an exhausted state, the line and hook were removed from the gull with the recovery process now continuing in RSPCA care…. Continue reading…

A European eagle owl has been found in the Aberdare area, with its owner unable to be identified – prompting an appeal for information from RSPCA Cymru.

The bird, believed to have been kept as a pet, was found on 1 November by a member of the public, and later collected by the RSPCA.

Whilst the owl had a ring on, the bird was not registered, so RSPCA Cymru is seeking information which may help in identifying the owner. The … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is warning about the dangers of glue traps after a robin had to be rescued when he got stuck on one in Luton.

The animal welfare charity was called on Thursday (18 August) after the robin was spotted on the trap in the garden of a house in Stoneygate Road.

Kate Wright, animal collection officer (ACO), attended the incident. She said: “The person who put the trap down was absolutely horrified. He had put it down because of … Continue reading…